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jchen76@gmail.com
07-02-2012, 7:23 PM
http://www.ordnance.com/content/75mm-m20-recoiless-rifle-subcalibered

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http://www.ordnance.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/product_full/SAM_0987a.jpg

Only 6k.

brando
07-02-2012, 7:35 PM
Yup, like the M79 and AT4, sub-cals are a simple, economical training aid for weapons like that. If you go through the 18B course at Bragg, you get to shoot the 75mm and 90mm recoilless rifles, which are a blast - to say the least. You can hump the 75 but the 90 needs to be mounted either on a vehicle or tripod.

The Carl Gustav puts these to shame...

mif_slim
07-02-2012, 7:41 PM
I want one for hunting.

h0use
07-02-2012, 8:10 PM
how much are the rounds!?

motorwerks
07-02-2012, 8:26 PM
I want one for hunting.

That would be a game changer.... :D

smle-man
07-02-2012, 8:34 PM
Yup, like the M79 and AT4, sub-cals are a simple, economical training aid for weapons like that. If you go through the 18B course at Bragg, you get to shoot the 75mm and 90mm recoilless rifles, which are a blast - to say the least. You can hump the 75 but the 90 needs to be mounted either on a vehicle or tripod.

The Carl Gustav puts these to shame...

I carried the M67 90mm RR early in my Army career. There was no tripod or vehicle mount. The 75mm RR has been long obsolete in the U.S. as far as I know. The vehicle mounted 106mm RR has been handed off to avalanche patrols in the mountains, no longer an issue item for the U.S. military. The 84mm CG RR is a limited issue item for some light forces. At least this was the case when last I had direct contact with the Army.

I saw a WW2 57mm RR for sale in Shotgun News several years ago subcalibered to .50, looked like it would be fun to shoot.

OldShooter32
07-02-2012, 8:46 PM
The 106 RR was the most fun to shoot "back in my day." A great weapon for it's time.

Colt562
07-02-2012, 9:07 PM
Looks bigger than a 50 bmg

brando
07-02-2012, 9:13 PM
Ah, good point, it was the 106. I stand corrected. I remember there being two - one man-portable and the other mounted - got 'em mixed up. As for the CGustav, the Ranger Regiment's been using it for about 20 years now, SF Command has been fielding some to ODAs in the last 10 years or so, but starting in 2011 conventional light forces (82nd, 101st, etc) have been getting them in limited numbers.

Colt562 - the reason it's listed as a .50BMG is because there's an adapter available that fires a .50BMG round instead of the full size round. It's easier and cheaper to give a bunch of a soldiers familiarization training loading and firing this platform with a bunch of .50BMG rounds vs full scale rounds.

Funbaby
07-03-2012, 7:06 PM
The Charlie g made my head hurt.

JeremyKX
07-03-2012, 7:12 PM
That would be a game changer.... :D

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/9/23/93db7945-49f9-4c16-81cb-71a7433a49ae.jpg

Colt562
07-03-2012, 9:19 PM
Oh ok thanks Brando for th knowledge